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Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel

4.7
4.7
600 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Come enjoy the historic lobby of The Brown Hotel in our Lobby Bar and Grill. Contemporary cuisine meets historic opulence at The Brown Hotel’s spectacularly beautiful, and classic lobby setting. A popular spot for the next generation of Louisville merrymakers, this glamorous, gilded space balances its history with modern touches and sophisticated tastes. Our menu includes a mix of classic and contemporary dishes, but our signature Hot Brown is rated as Kentucky's most popular dish. Enjoy our Hot Brown, and other signature items with a classic Old Fashion. Our bar features well-crafted cocktails and an highly rated bourbon menu. Finish your experience with Louisville's original dessert, the Derby pie.

Reservations are for the Lobby Bar and Grill. Currently, the English Grill is not open, nor accepting reservations.

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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 583-1234

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross Street

    Parking: Paid Self Parking in the connected, city garage. Valet Available

  • Parking Details

    Self Parking in the connected, city garage. Valet parking available by the Brown Hotel staff.

  • Public Transit

    On the corner of 4th and Broadway.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Late Night Menu

    Multiple dates available
    After 9 pm, we offer a wonderful late-night menu of our favorite bar-driven items.
  • Christmas Day Brunch Buffet

    US$70.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Join us for a memorable Christmas Day brunch buffet in our beautiful Brown Hotel. The brunch buffet will be situated on the second floor in either our picturesque lobby or historic dining room. A highly craveable chef-created brunch buffet which will include omelets made to order, a carving station, and a delicious assortment of breakfast and lunch entrees, salads, soups, and desserts specially crafted by our chefs. Seating is limited, so please email Elizabeth O'Bryan, EOBryan@brownhotel.com for reservations. No call-in reservations will be taken, nor can we guarantee seating in one area over another.

Popular dishes

What 600 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Contemporary American

  • Louisville

    Best Ambience

  • Louisville

    Contemporary American

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  1. CM

    ChristopherM

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deeeeeeelicious
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding from start to finish. Our server was excellent and gave us plenty of time to enjoy our evening. We had a fabulous time and would highly recommend the Brown Hotel Lobby Bar.
  3. SC

    SueC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good food, service and the ambiance. We would go back there again.
  4. h

    hungry

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance is inimitable. Service was prompt. Great bourbon selections, including flights. The butternut squash soup was delicious.
  5. TH

    ThomasH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and you can’t beat the atmosphere. Must get the Hot brown!
  6. JG

    JimG

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t miss the Hot Brown from the original recipe!
  7. JE

    JaneEats

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to have the original Hot Brown when we were going to be in Louisville for a concert. We arrived early and the restaurant was able to seat us with no problem. The place was beautiful. Everyone was very friendly and professional. Our server explained the menu well. She was very attentive throughout the evening. Food was perfect. Drinks were amazing with plenty of bourbon in them. A great part was not being rushed and that the tables are far enough apart it feels like a personal experience. We had Hot Browns because that’s what we came for but can’t wait to try their other offerings next time. I highly recommend. The prices were even very reasonable for the scale of the restaurant.
  8. DL

    DavidL

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the crab cake app, hot brown and chess pie. All was delicious. Finding time is very pretty. Ron was our server and was awesome…very personable and attentive. Ron gave us great ordering advice. Definitely will go back!
  9. DP

    DiannaP

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I would definitely recommend this spot! We enjoyed our visit!
  10. KD

    KellyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so fun and Grace our waitress was very informative and friendly!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Beware of The Brown Hotel…..Bait and switch. Reserved Lobby Bar 3 months in advance. When we arrived we’re lead to main dining room. Told hostess we had reserved Lobby and she said all areas were now considered lobby bar. Service and food were OK but nothing to write home about
  12. GM

    GinMartiniGirl

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Yessy was so efficient and friendly. The hot brown was everything it was rumored to be and simply excellent. My lactose intolerant travel companion loved the burger. Bread pudding was a great dessert. A wonderful dining experience with great ambiance.
  13. w

    whatever

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Enjoyed our waitress n maitre d n Harold n Sharon Food n ambience excellent as was piano
  14. EA

    EatingAroundAtlanta

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the only place you should go to try a hot brown - where it all started, The Brown Hotel. This dish is outstanding and is the ultimate comfort food. The service and venue are both amazing.
  15. L

    Lynn

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Hot Browns! The atmosphere and service are amazing!
  16. JB

    JeffB

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superior. The service was impeccable. Atmosphere historic and pleasure
  17. LB

    LelaB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delicious. Our server eob was so nice and funny. Service was a little slow but that was my only complaint We will Go back for sure!
  18. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a pleasant evening! The food and wine were delicious. The waitstaff was very accomadating.
  19. r

    rlp1

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect pre-show dining in a beautiful setting with gracious service
  20. P

    Pedestrian

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch!
  21. SN

    SandyN

    Louisville

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We went to the Lobby Bar before a concert at the Brown Theater. Our table of four started with a couple of salads and then had 3 Hot Browns and a Short Rib. Everything was very good and service was perfect. As a side note, we valeted our car at the hotel which made for a quick exit post concert.
  22. VB

    VincentB

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were very good.Lovely setting.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hot Brown, Mint Julep and the soup was amazing , great service , they just re- opened the English grill dining room and was seated inside :)
  24. DB

    DebbieB

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    I was so disappointed in the atmosphere and the food. Worst Hot Brown I’ve ever had. The hot brown was served with no cheese and was cold and dried out. I ask for cheese and when they brought it to table it was like jello flour and cold no taste. I had their hot brown before and was excellent. This time Food was cold not good and pricey. There were Kids banging on piano while pianist was playing music. So annoying.I left hungry and annoyed.
  25. HK

    HeatherK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, great service, and a delicious meal. I highly recommend.
  26. GK

    GaryK

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    50th anniversary vacation on the route home.
  27. BY

    BabaYaga

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Hot Brown was phenomenal! Service was impeccable!
  28. OW

    OWGirl

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I took my elderly mother here for a nice meal. They set us right beside the doorway so it was quite noisy and busy. She had the hot brown which was delicious. I had the scallops and they were awful. Dry and the seasoning tasted quite bad. I managed to finish two of them. It was an expensive meal to be that bad. Overall the staff was quite nice and efficient.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Lothian

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our BB host recommended this hotel to experience the louisville 'brownie'. It didn't disappoint. Be warned its huge plenty for 2. We shared a salad with it. Lovely atmosphere, piano in background. Only negative was where we were sitting beside outside wall was really cold. I was chilled by time I left. Waiting staff very helpful and helped with choices of food and drink.
  30. CA

    ChristineA

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner for two! Hubby had the crab cake - it was not greasy and was a very generous portion; his salmon dinner was delicious, with the broccolini perfectly steamed. I had the golden beet salad (delicious!) and the vegetable dinner - the quinoa was wonderful and all the veggies cooked to perfection. Again, nothing too heavy, greasy, overly saucy, etc. It is nice to find meatless options that also include a healthy protein such as quinoa or beans. (Thank you, Chef!!!!) I like to taste the real food, and it was all beautifully prepared and plated. We also had desserts and after dinner drinks. He had the creme brulee, I had the chocolate espresso striptease - to my surprise and entertainment, it was on fire (I didn’t realize that). There was a pianist playing lovely music for a wonderful, enjoyable evening. We loved it and will come again when we have the opportunity to visit Louisville again.
  31. V

    Vogy

    Naples

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    I thought I made the reservation for the Lobby Bar Restaurant but the hostess seated us in the very back corner of the main dining room. I protested to no avail. But that's not the worst part. The hot brown was among the worst I have ever eaten. One large quarter of a sautéed tomato and a piece of overcooked bacon. The turkey and the bread it was on was minimal. The dish was 75% cheese sauce and the whole thing lacked seasoning. The best hot brown in the city is at Wild Eggs.
  32. DR

    DonnaR

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance, great cocktail. Enjoyed the famous “Hot Brown” so can’t speak to the rest of the menu. The live piano music made it a very relaxing dinner!
  33. VA

    ValerieA

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All great!
  34. NH

    NatH

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hot brown spectacular! The best waitstaff. Nice bourbon lineup at any budget.
  35. MF

    MelanieF

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve dined here several times and the experience, environment and service is always great. This is a must visit when you go to Louisville.
  36. J

    John

    Birmingham

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant with great food and stellar service!
  37. LD

    LawrenceD

    Louisville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service in a beautiful very Louisville dining room. Great place for a nice dinner out and free valet parking
  38. A

    Alibet

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a lovely experience in every way. The service is absolutely terrific. The ambiance is perfect, and the food is excellent.
  39. J

    James

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A positive experience was provided by the restaurant staff & both the quality of the dinner & the cocktails ❗️
  40. MB

    MaryB

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very elegant quiet atmosphere. The short ribs were excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 600 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel

335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Parking: Paid Self Parking in the connected, city garage. Valet Available

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Self Parking in the connected, city garage. Valet parking available by the Brown Hotel staff.

  • Public Transit

    On the corner of 4th and Broadway.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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